Metastatic breast cancer Definition
Metastatic breast cancer is a phase where old cancer remnants inside the breast are spreading to our body beside the breast. Metastatic cancer is quite dangerous as the common or original breast cancer. However, many women can still life with even though they suffered from this breast cancer phase. The only thing we need to do is of course to continue the treatment of the breast cancer in order to lessen the effect and give us easier feeling in handling this breast cancer problems because emotional feeling and psychological state will affect our overall condition.
What should we know about Metastatic breast cancer treatment
Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced phase for the breast cancer disease. In this phase the breast cancer has been multiply its cancer cell and then spread it to other part of the body instead of the breast. The targeted body part usually is on human bones, human liver, and then brains or lungs. This condition makes the victim feel powerless and weak. However, even though it is dangerous it can still be treated. The treatment used usually is the common treatment such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy and the bone directed therapy. All of this therapy can really lessen the effect of spreading and give us hope.
Another thing we should know about metastatic breast cancer is it sometimes can arise from our body even if we has undergoes breast cancer surgery and cured from it. This condition comes due to the remnant of the cancer cell in the body that spread once more during previous phase before we do the surgery. Of course, it will make us feel worried. However, even if the occurrence of this disease arises, we can still normally treat it just like the common breast cancer and get a hope to survive. There are many women that can still live in ease even if they get the breast cancer phase after they already undergoes a surgery to remove the breast cancer.
Unfortunately, even if we can treat the metastatic breast cancer, we cannot completely cure it. However, we can still treat it with various treatments in order to lessen the effect of the cancer spread. The treatment itself will be taking some of the factor in order to lessen the effect and give the victim better chance for living. Some of the factor in the treatment are how the past treatment of the cancer of the victim, the symptoms of the breast cancer itself, the location of the remnant of the cancer spreading and finally, the biological characteristic of the breast cancer cell that spread in our body.
The most common therapy for this breast cancer phase is the hormone therapy and the chemotherapy the use of chemotherapy can make the victim tumor or cancer smaller and slowing its growth. Additionally it can also make the victim have less effect from the cancer. However, this therapy can affect the life of the victim. On the other hand the hormone therapy can only be used if the cancer biological characteristic has positive hormone receptor. In conclusion, metastatic breast cancer may be impossible to be cured however, it does not mean that we need to lose hope because with variety of therapy we can still live normally.